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Bazlama

Early in the pandemic Tom was intrigued by a Turkish flatbread that sounded good, but it used a lot of yeast at a time that it was hard to find. Recently I ran into...

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Wisteria

Our wisteria is having quite a year: Here’s a closeup: We’ve also got a lot of bird action going. There are a pair of robins in the juniper who are very busy: And a...

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Coffee Table

I just finished making this coffee table. The top is a slab of soapstone. It was the top of a lab bench in a high school I helped gut many years ago. I’ve been...

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Projects

We’ve been busy with a bunch of projects around the house. I’ve been refinishing the wood floors. That’s been a bit tricky with everyone WFH. Lots of temporary partitions and ventilation fans. Still a...

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Another Interesting Polyhedron

I really liked George Hart’s recent video on one of Abraham Sharp’s quirky polyhedra. That inspired me to make one in OnShape. That’s handy because you can then use the cool measuring tool to...

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Stuffed Eggplants

The basic method is from my old Moosewood cookbook, but I wanted to come up with something that had a more Spanish flavor using smoked paprika, and still keep it vegetarian. Save Print Stuffed...

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Frank Tamale Pie

      The original is from an old Better Homes & Gardens cookbook, but recently I realized that I’ve changed almost everything. So I decided it was time to write down my version....

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Wheel Bearings

I’m finally back in the (very cold) workshop after a lot of running around this winter. One big item on this winter’s todo list was replacing the front wheel bearings on the Westfield. It’s...

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Thanksgiving

It looks like that time of year: 2020 hasn’t felt like a normal year, but the turkeys don’t seem to have noticed. We hope that you have a good (and safe) Thanksgiving.

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Great Brook Farm

It was beautiful out today. And we had a new President-elect. So Chris & I went for a drive. We went out to Carlisle. While we were there, we stopped at Great Brook Farm....